Walks (moderate)

Baddinsgill

Mendick from the top of the Loan

Baddinsgill

Walk B1 - Circular walk From West Linton

Time - 2 hours; Distance - 9 km/5.5 miles

A walk up into the Pentlands from West Linton but without the pain of too much climbing and with fine views of the hills around you, Mendick Hill in particular read on

 

North Esk ReservoirNorth Esk Reservoir

North Esk Reservoir 

Walk B2 - Circular walk from Carlops

Time - 1 hour 30 mins; Distance - 7 km/4.5 miles

A great walk up into the Pentlands with lovely views of the reservoir and towards the coast – good paths with one long uphill stretch to get the lungs working. read on...

 

west kipJohn's Path

John's Path And The Old Coach Road

Walk B3 - Linear walk from Blyth Bridge

Time - 2 hours; Distance - 10 km/6 miles

A pretty walk along a river bank and then along the old Coach Road between Blyth Bridge and West Linton, with good paths and varied landscape, combining two of the ‘ Tweed Trails’ Note - February 2014: the path that had been washed away near Scotstoun Farm access has now been repaired and the path is fully open thanks to an excellent fund raising effort and Lottery match funding. read on

 

west kipFlemington Burn Valley

Flemington and Drove Road to Romanno Bridge

Walk B4 - Circular walk from Newlands Kirk

Time - 2 hours 30 minutes; Distance - 11 km/6.5 miles

A stunning walk along the Lyne valley in hill fort country, then out into wilder terrain, followed by a downhill stretch with fantastic views across to West Linton. The route follows good paths, well waymarked all the way round. read on

 

west kipView from West Kip

Ninemileburn - West Kip 

 
Walk B5 - Circular walk from Ninemileburn

Time - 2 hours; Distance - 10km/6miles

A great circular walk on good paths taking you up to the top of West Kip at 551m if you so wish – you could leave this bit out and still have a great walk but you’d miss out on the fine views all around. read on

 

west kipPond at Medwynbank

Prehistoric Walk from Dolphinton to West Linton

Walk B6 - Linear walk from Dolphinton

Time – 2 hours; Distance – 7.5 km/4.5 miles (one way)

A long walk back to West Linton from Dolphinton via Garvald through a prehistoric landscape containing much evidence of early occupation including ornaments of gold and other metals, ritual and burial sites and arrow heads.  This walk includes notes on landmarks of historic interest along the way originally prepared by the West Linton Tourist Group.  The route can form the return leg of a circular walk done in conjunction with walk B7 – ‘Historic Walk to Dolphinton’ read on

 

west kipThe Old Bridge

Historic Walk to Dolphinton

Walk B7 - Linear walk from West Linton

Time – 2 hours; Distance – 6.5 km/4 miles (one way)

A long walk on level ground from West Linton along to Dolphinton and back with fine views.  This walk includes notes on landmarks of historic interest along the way originally prepared by the West Linton Tourist Group. See route B6 for an alternative return leg. read on

 

mendickView to Baddinsgill reservoir

Mendick Hill

Walk B8 - Linear walk from West Linton

Time – 2 hours; Distance – 6.5 km/4 miles (one way)

Another classic West Linton walk up the village’s own hill.  The walk is traditionally done on New Year's Day and would certainly clear the head and get the circulation going.  The track to the foot of the hill is level and easy, but it is a bit of slog up to the top with no clear path to follow. read on

 

mendickView to Carlops from Patie's Hill

Patie's Hill 

 
Walk B9 - Circular walk from Carlops

Time - 2 hours; Distance - 7 km/4.5 miles

A circular walk from Carlops taking in Patie's Hill, which is only 435 metres high but has 'bangs per buck' in terms of its views. The well way-marked route passes via a plantation of native trees and wetland that will surely become a local beauty spot and a fine restored sheep pen. read on

 

View to Peebles from Broomlee HillLyne Water and Broomlee Hill

Walk B10 - Circular walk from West Linton

Time - 90mins-2 hours; Distance - 4 km/2.5 miles

Initially a gentle stroll from the village along the stretch of the Lyne Water behind Broomlee camp, the middle section of the walk up Broomlee Hill will get the heart rate going a bit. 

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